Soprano Taking Chances as a Feisty Wood Nymph

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 17 October 2005]
For all her self-confidence and career success, RenÈe Fleming has mostly shied away from the touchstone roles of the operatic repertory, especially its Verdi and Puccini wing. She has said more than once that she has been hiding for years behind unfamiliar repertory.